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Empowering your club to support mental health and wellbeing 

Football West and Healthway have developed "Kick off the Conversation", an integrated community program aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing within the football community. The program focuses on raising awareness and advocating for improved mental health and wellbeing practices within clubs. This includes developing an educational strategy with supporting resources to engage members and identifying wellbeing champions to lead important conversations. 

By participating in the program, clubs will gain a better understanding of the role they play in supporting and educating their members on mental health and wellbeing. Through education and support, these clubs will become better equipped to foster the mental health and wellbeing of their members, identify and support those who may be struggling and better manage situations where a more in-depth response is required. 

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Why should your club get involved in the Kick off the Conversation Program? 


  • To create a club culture that is inclusive, supportive and nurturing 
  • To develop a positive reputation within the sport and being known for good sportsmanship 
  • To be eligible to win a share of $15,000 of cash prizes  
    • 1st Prize: $5,000 
    • 2nd Prize: $4,000 
    • 3rd Prize: $ 3,000 
    • 4th Prize: $2,000 
    • 5th Prize: $ 1,000 


The Program kicks off in early 2024. Complete the EOI today and take the first step towards prioritising mental health and wellbeing in your club. Together, we can create a more supportive and inclusive football community. 

Complete the EOI here

Download the Kick off the Conversation Program e-book here.